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Wednesday 17 th September 2014

Panasonic Corp., the main supplier of lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla Motors Inc., has said that cooperation with the electric-car maker on the construction of a massive U.S. battery plant is likely to boost demand from European automakers. "The development with Tesla is catching a lot of attention in Europe," said Laurent Abadie, who heads European operations for the leading home electronics maker.

Japan Times >> News


Tuesday 16 th September 2014
Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people in the database that have been tagged with a given name. Now, new research looks to take that one step further in recognizing the emotion portrayed by a face.


Tuesday 16 th September 2014
IBM claims a breakthrough with a data tool for the mainstream corporate work force.


Tuesday 16 th September 2014

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 14, 2014, a Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP Photo) LOS ANGELES -- Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years -- but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency required self-driving cars to be registered and issued testing permits that let three companies dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods -- with a human behind the wheel in case the onboard equipment makes a bad decision.

San Jose Mercury News - Technology


Tuesday 16 th September 2014

Back in 2007, even before the iPhone was launched, giving us a powerful computer in our pockets or handbags, I started outlining a vision for Web 3.0. Tim Berners-Lee, a father of the World Wide Web, talks about the "Semantic Web," a way that computers employ the meaning of words -- not just pattern matching -- along with logical rules to connect independent nuggets of data and so create more context for information.

WIRED


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